Old Town, WarsawAugust 28 in Poland ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C
This is the original part of Warsaw. It was destroyed in world war 2 and rebuilt on the original gothic and baroque foundations using original materials as much as possible.
The 1st picture looks across Castle Square named for the home of the last king of Poland at the end of the 18th century that lies along one side. The 2nd picture is inside the castle courtyard. If you look closely at the red wall (which remained after the bombing), you will see a multiple coat of arms. This has the white eagle of Poland and the armored knight of Lithuania dating to the time when the 2 countries were combined. The 3rd picture is also in the castle square and is the statue of the king who moved his court from Krakow to Warsaw. The 4th picture is of the barbican or city gate in the double medieval city walls. The 5th looks along the city walls with the guard space and/or killing ground in between.
The last picture looks across the market square around which the old town developed as most medieval towns did.Read more